The EU-China summit takes place on 21 November (Photo: Stefan)

Will Europe benefit from China's grand new strategy?

In the 1980s, Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms and opening-up policies enabled China to industrialise through investment and export-led growth.

After Beijing’s Third Plenum, the new grand strategy by President Xi Jinping and Premier Le Keqiang allows China to move toward a post-industrial society and consumption-led growth, along with increasing regional integration.

Since last September, trade tensions over solar panels have clouded bilateral relations between the two sides.

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